Thursday, 19 November 2009

How things stand for Florence and Precious Mhango tonight

It's been a flurry of activity today and so much to tell but no time to tell it. You can read more about why the Mhango family should not be returned to Malawi here. Good news is that Michael Russell, the Minister for (lots of things including) External Affairs in the Scottish Government is concerned too and has asked his officials to make formal representations to Phil Woolas at the UKBA regarding this. It's ridiculous that Scotland cannot decide who gets to live here but whilst we have no control over these things, all we can do is appeal to the British Government and that's what he is doing. I am eternally grateful to him for seeing the need for some compassion and humanity here.

1 comment:

  1. I hope all goes well for them.

    the work of UK Immigration authorities is like watching taxpayer-subsidised cruelty and sadism being practiced on the most defenceless and vulnerable people in our community - a bonnie wee lassie and her lovely mum.

    all the best Indygal.